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“Interesting but Not Exceptional”

A. W. Perry Homestead
Ranked #3 of 22 things to do in Carrollton
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is a well preserved old homestead. It is just that, a home from the turn of the 20th century. It is mostly old furniture and old kitchen implements, Nothing particularly fascinating if you are not interested in a glimpse into frontier life.

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Perry Homestead has several functions throughout the year that are well worth attending. The homestead includes a small house and other buildings that you can visit to see how folks from the past lived. We've attended small events there and bring blankets and a picnic basket and thoroughly enjoy the grounds. Good place for kids to run around with a frisbee too!

Thank TennisJ
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

We went for a back-in-time type event to learn about how to make your own household cleaning products, grow veggies, raise hens, etc. It was definitely lacking in the vendor/instructor department. There were only a handful of booths and, while a couple were interesting, nobody provided any clear directions on how to have your own suburban farm.

The grounds are gorgeous. The trees and rolling hills with benches set a very peaceful setting.

Thank margieandbrian2008
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Located just northeast of the historic Carrollton Square, the homestead was purchased in 1857 by A. W. Perry, one of the pioneer settlers in the Peters Colony. The present home was built in 1909 by Mr. DeWitt Perry and was occupied by family members for over 100 years. Today the 12-acre homestead is owned by the City of Carrollton as a museum and park. The restored interior is full of period furniture and household items. Surrounding the home are a barn, smokehouse, and generator house. Tours are available 3 days a week and the grounds are also used for special events. A great place to learn about north Texas history in the early 1900's.

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